Who will finance the budget?

  My column in the guardian today asks questions about what continues to be a worrying trend: the underhand financing  of the federal government by the central bank. My concerns are driven by the chart below which shows the claims to the federal government by the CBN. Notice the spike over the last three years.… Continue reading Who will finance the budget?

The unfortunate statistic on agriculture and development

In my guardian column today I talk about the statistic no one seems to want to talk about. Especially important since we seem to be putting many of our chips on the agriculture table. Link below. The unfortunate statistic on agriculture and development

The Nawo project

Participating in politics can be very difficult. Most think of politics as simply voting during elections but voting is actually the end of the political process, or political cycle. Participating in politics is more than just voting. It is joining a political party, engaging in debates, attending meetings at your ward, discussing with your delegates,… Continue reading The Nawo project

Naira Struggles: Nigeria’s Response to the Crude Oil Price Shock of 2014

  I wrote an essay on Nigeria’s foreign exchange struggles since the last crude oil boom ended in 2014. Worth reading if you want a bit of context on how we got here and what we should be doing next. Note: It was written before the “windows” policy was implemented but the inference is still… Continue reading Naira Struggles: Nigeria’s Response to the Crude Oil Price Shock of 2014

Why tomatoes

I had an article in the guardian yesterday about tomatoes. Lots of blowback. Apparently, people care a lot about their tomatoes. So much so that someone suggested the article was sponsored. Sorry to burst the bubble guys but it wasn’t sponsored. Another said I was opposing government policy for opposing sake, and not offering any… Continue reading Why tomatoes